The Florida Head Start Association works to create safe, healthy, nurturing learning environments for all children in Florida. We focus on the early years in children’s lives, schools, and communities. We provide resources and support for children’s first and most important teachers—their parents—and others who care for and teach them.

Head Start and Early Head Start provide comprehensive child development programs for low-income children from birth to age five, as well as support and services for their families. Head Start programs primarily serve children aged three to five, while Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. The comprehensive services these programs offer include early education, health screenings, social and emotional health, nutrition, social services, and services for children with disabilities.

The Florida Head Start Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, a non-partisan association serving as a voice for Florida's most vulnerable children and families.

FHSA Fall Training Event & Annual Awards Luncheon

Registration is now open for FHSA Fall Leadership Training and Annual Awards Luncheon. This event is being held in Daytona Beach at the Hard Rock Hotel on October 10-11, 2019. Attendees can select to attend the Program Governance Training or the Identifying, Assessing, and Managing Risk workshop. After training has commenced, we invite you to join us to recognize leaders in Head Start at the FHSA Annual Awards Luncheon.

Deadline to register - September 20

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2020 Call for Presentations is NOW OPEN!

FHSA is seeking papers and posters for its 2020 Annual Conference & Expo. The conference will take place March 4-6, 2020 in Orlando, FL, at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando. Share your knowledge, expertise, and experience with Florida's Head Start community. We are seeking papers and posters that tie into this years' annual conference theme, "Head Start: Leaders in Quality & Inclusion."

Call for Papers, and Poster deadline - September 1